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There is a reason the three games this season between the Lightning and Canadiens have been so close: goaltending, Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said, adding he has no doubt tonight's important matchup between the teams at the Tampa Bay Times Forum will be any different.
In its past seven games, the Lightning has gone 9-for-29 on the power play. The reasons are not that complicated, coach Jon Cooper said. Steven Stamkos is back from a broken right tibia and playing at a high level and the addition of Ryan Callahan, a player, Cooper said, who is "fearless" in front of the net.
In case, you missed it, Lightning star Steven Stamkos scored with a baseball swing goal Monday against the Senators. The goal tied the game 3-3 and sent it into overtime. Tampa Bay eventually lost 4-3 in a shootout, but the play was the No. 2 play of the day on ESPN's SportsCenter and reminded everyone that Stamkos was a pretty good ballplayer …
Lightning rookie wing Nikita Kucherov sat at his locker last week in Toronto and admitted his confidence was low. He had not scored in 14 games and was about to be scratched for a third straight game in a stretch that would reach five and seven of eight.
The Lightning on Thursday signed center Cody Kunyk, a free agent out of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. It is a one-year, two-way deal, meaning Kunyk will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season. He will be assigned to the Lightning, Tampa Bay assistant general manager Julien BriseBois said.
Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger was taken off the ice on a stretcher and taken to a Toronto hospital as a precaution after this hit from Tampa Bay forward Alex Killorn. The Leafs reported Ranger, who played for the Lightning from 2005-10, was "stable, conscious and alert." Killorn received a five-minute boarding major and a game misconduct …
The Lightning still has 14 games left in the regular season but coach Jon Cooper and his players said tonight's matchup with the Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre is almost like a playoff game.
The Lightning's six-game homestand comes to an end with tonight's game with the Canucks. At 2-1-2 so far and points in four straight, coach Jon Cooper called the homestand "good."
With 21 goals, Lightning center Tyler Johnson is just two away from tying Steven Stamkos' rookie team record of 23 set in 2008-09.
With just 17 games left in the regular season and Tampa Bay just four points ahead of the ninth team in the Eastern Conference -- the top eight make the playoffs -- Lightning coach Jon Cooper said tonight's game against the Panthers is "pretty pivotal."
Tampa Bay Lightning players and staff got their heads shaved Wednesday to raise funds for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation as part of the 5th annual Bright House Networks Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge.
On Jan. 19, Lightning rookie defenseman Mark Barberio scored two goals in Tampa Bay's victory over the Hurricanes. After the game he revealed he told his teammates that he would cut his hair when he scored his first NHL goal.
The giant Marty St. Louis banner was removed from the Tampa Bay Times Forum plaza today. What would you put up in its place?
Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, as part of the Lightning's celebration of the 10th anniversary of its Stanley Cup victory, will teach at Hockey 101 seminar Sunday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Soon, Phil Esposito's statue won't be the only one in front of the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Lightning star Steven Stamkos didn't participate in today's morning skate, but there's no cause for concern. He's playing tonight against the Coyotes.
Former Lightning goalie Mike Smith got to catch up with some former teammates Sunday night, the eve of his return to Tampa Bay for the first time since signing with the Coyotes after the 2011 season.
The Lightning added to its depth Sunday, signing free-agent forward Yanni Gourde. Gourde will be on an AHL contract the rest of the season and on a two-way NHL contract for the 2014-15 seasons.
Rookie RW Nikita Kucherov admits he’s in a scoring slump, and that his confidence has dipped a bit recently.
Lightning defenseman prospect Slater Koekkoek is done for the season due to a right shoulder injury, general manager Steve Yzerman confirmed. Koekkoek, the 10th pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, had his left shoulder surgically-repaired the last two seasons. He'll be re-evaluated on Monday, Yzerman said.